Andy Plourde

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Andre (Andy) Plourde, loving husband, father, adventurer, raconteur, and accomplished traveler, died surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at the age of 82. Born in Easthampton, MA in 1936, he was the son of the late Andrew and Winifred (Couchon) Plourde.

Andy had a life-long love affair with Emelie (Racicot) Plourde, his high-school sweetheart to whom he was married for 62 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three children: Andre Plourde, Jr. of Northern CA, Katherine Plourde-Eben of Winder, GA, and James (Kate) Plourde of Brentwood, TN; two sisters: Jean (Tom) Bashista of Southampton, MA and Connie (Jim) Rogers of Easthampton, MA; eleven grandchildren: Jessica Plourde, FL, Amanda (Plourde) Vencez, CA, Jason Plourde, CA, Joshua Brown, NY, Victoria Burlett, CA, Olivia Burlett, NY, Lexi, Carissa, and Dominic Eben, GA, and Aiden and Madeleine Plourde, TN, as well as four great-grandchildren.

Following his wishes, Andy will be cremated (something his Kenworth tried to accomplish, but failed) and his ashes kept as he waits for his sweetheart, Emelie, to join him. Son, Jim, a pilot, will then commit them to the air at 10,000 feet elevation to travel together forever.

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